Narcissism and Healing from Narcissistic Abuse
I am so excited I got to talk with Dr. Brenda Stephens. As someone who’s still recovering from narcissistic abuse, Brenda brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to this topic. Brenda Stephens MS, LPCC is a group practice owner in San Diego, CA where she and her colleagues provide individual and group therapy to those who have been impacted by a relationship with a narcissist.
Brenda uses a thorough understanding of PTSD and Complex PTSD along with EMDR and Parts Work (IFS) to help clients understand, and recover from the lasting complications of being in a relationship with a narcissist. She provides training to other therapists to expand their knowledge and understanding of narcissistic abuse which is uniquely insidious and cruel. Brenda helps clients heal from the abuse they have endured and teaches them how to love themselves, reclaim their identities, and create healthy relationships.
Today on the show, Brenda and I dig into:
- Types of Narcissism
- Narcissistic abuse and red flags in relationships
- What are some signs I am dating a narcissist or my parent was a narcissist?
- The importance of not defending or arguing, as this can escalate the situation and give the narcissist more opportunities to manipulate
- Why do you need to grieve and accept the truth about their past and present
⭐️ Enroll in Higher Education for Warriors! See if it’s open for enrollment here
⭐️ Are we friends on Instagram? Let’s catch up!
⭐️ Show Notes Here
⭐️ Grab some of my favorite products here
⭐️For the price of a coffee, Support Susie and the Love Your Life Show
⭐️ Have a teen in the house? Learn the basics to support your changing child here
⭐️ Want a life coach? If I have room in my calendar, I’d be honored to be yours!
⭐️ Do you get my weekly Wednesday email? I’m starting a new section: WHAT WARRIORS ARE READING? Come join the fun!
⭐️I’ve been sharing videos of my life in Australia on Facebook – I’d love to be friends with you there too!